Six of the best
Reader’s Comment of the Week
In response to Laura Perrins: People should feel ashamed they voted for Corbyn, Labour_is_bunk wrote:
“There’s only so much “free stuff” that can be handed out to appease and con this demographic. They’ll realise how wrong they were when the mask slips and like other socialist regimes, everyone has to carry ID papers, when the “correction centres” are doing brisk business and when “going to uni” either won’t be an option at all or they’ll be TOLD what to study “for the good of the State”. Once we reach that point, it’ll be too late.”
TCW Hero of the Week
The Office for Budget Responsibility lived up to its name this week by pointing out that desperate Tory calls to spend more money will do us nothing but harm. They observed that Theresa May’s shelving of 17 vital cost-cutting policies due to her election failure will leave a £3.5bn black hole in the budget, saying that “unfunded giveaways” aimed at bolstering the Government’s position “would only add to the longer-term challenges” faced by the public finances. This advice mirrors that old adage of running a country as you would run a household – don’t spend more than you earn. If we desert this now, our children will have hell to pay.
TCW Villain of the Week
Former Labour minister and now crossbench peer Lord Adonis has said that pursuing a proper Brexit would be worse than appeasing Adolf Hitler. Au contraire – remaining shackled to EU institutions is equivalent to appeasement as we would agree to be bullied and lulled into submission by an undemocratic, over-regulatory, intransigent and repressive EU that shows absolutely no intention of reforming itself. Not only was this a mind-bogglingly irresponsible analogy of him to make, Adonis’s wish to depose the Brexit we voted for exposes an intellectual blind spot when it comes to understanding democracy – a problem that Hitler had too.
Lefty Lunacy of the Week